JLT Sheffield Shield 2017-18
Perry, Marsh take out major state gongs
Star allrounders rewarded for superb domestic seasons at end-of-season state award ceremonies
6 April 2018, 01:19 PM AEST
Australia allrounders Ellyse Perry and Mitch Marsh were among the major winners as New South Wales and Western Australia held their end-of-season awards nights on Thursday.
Having been crowned Australia's standout female player in 2017 at February's Allan Border Medal night, Perry added another individual accolade to her glittering resume, receiving the Belinda Clark Medal as the best NSW female player from the 2017-18 season.
The ICC's No.1 ranked allrounder and batter, Perry has now taken out the gong in two of past three seasons.
Blues opener Daniel Hughes took home the prestigious Steve Waugh Medal as the state's best male player, having scored 379 runs at an average of 63.17 including two centuries in the JLT One Day Cup.
Across the Nullarbor at Perth's new Optus Stadium, Marsh took out the Lawrie Sawle Medal as the best Warriors player of the summer, averaging 38.54 across his 12 innings to see him recalled to Australia's Test side during the Ashes.
Western Fury skipper Elyse Villani was rewarded for leading the state to their first Women's National Cricket League final in nearly two decades in winning the Zoe Goss Medal.
Former Test stars Adam Gilchrist and Damien Martyn were both inducted into the Gallery of Greats, the highest honour the WACA can bestow on an individual.
On the T20 front, the Perth Scorchers, Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder KFC Big Bash League and Rebel Women's Big Bash League sides also handed out their major gongs.
Australia T20 allrounder Ashton Agar was named the Scorchers' best player from BBL|07 while English import Katherine Brunt took out her third straight award as the standout WBBL player.
Perry kept her hands full by adding the Sixers' WBBL MVP to her collection for the evening while Englishman Sam Billings was voted the best male player in Magenta from BBL|07.
Stand-in Ashes captain Rachael Haynes claimed the WBBL award for the Sydney Thunder while skipper Shane Watson was named the best Thunder BBL player.
NSW award winners:
Steve Waugh Medal: Daniel Hughes
Belinda Clark Medal: Ellyse Perry
JLT Sheffield Shield MVP: Trent Copeland
JLT One Day Cup MVP: Nic Maddinson
WNCL MVP: Rachael Haynes
Sixers BBL MVP: Sam Billings
Sixers WBBL MVP: Ellyse Perry
Thunder BBL MVP: Shane Watson
Thunder WBBL MVP: Rachael Haynes
Western Australia award winners:
Laurie Sawle Medal: Mitch Marsh
Zoe Goss Medal: Elyse Villani
Gallery of Great Inductions: Damien Martyn and Adam Gilchrist
Simon Katich Medal (Scorchers Player of the Season): Ashton Agar
Perth Scorchers Player of the Season: Katherine Brunt
JLT Sheffield Shield Player of the eaoson: Ashton Turner
JLT One-Day Cup Player of the Season: Shaun Marsh
Western Fury Player of the Sear: Elyse Villani
Female Rising Star: Taneale Peschel
Male Rising Star: Jhye Richardson